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    Repairing (WXP SP2)

    Microsoft emailed us their "50 Best Tips Ever" which included repairing our XP installation & running system file checker BUT...

    Our machine says it cannot find 'sfc/scannow'

    & when we put the WXP original CD in, to effect a repair, it says it cant do it because the version installed (ie SP2) is more recent than the CD

    Is there any solution, we wonder?

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    Re: Repairing (WXP SP2)

    SFC ( System File Checker ) is found in the WindowsSystem32 folder and is sfc.exe.

    The proper way to run it is Start>run and type sfc /scannow. click Ok Note the <big>Space</big> between the sfc and the slash character. SFC /SCANNOW

    As it runs have your windows XP CD ready. it will MOST probably ask for it...repeatedly.
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    Re: Repairing (WXP SP2)

    There should be a space between sfc and /scannow:
    <code>
    sfc /scannow</code>

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    Re: Repairing (WXP SP2)

    To accomplish a repair install you must slipstream SP-2 with your original XP CD. Search the lounge for slipstream and you'll find other threads on the subject.

    Joe

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